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Delivery Drivers Needed On Tuesdays! (POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE))

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House of Charity



***Free free to click "I Want To Help" to start a dialogue with Noah Chan and be put on the list of delivery drivers. We are currently organizing more funding for this program to continue in 2021 and when we are ready, we will contact you.

Shelf of Hope: Delivery Day (9:30AM - 12:00PM) (November 2020 - February 2020)

House of Charity and the Shelf of Hope deliver food bags, frozen meat, and produce to 4 different buildings in Elliot Park, every Tuesday.

The way this works is we make 150 food bags on Mondays and then load up vehicles with 50 bags each to be delivered. The first two buildings get 50 bags each. The last two get 25 each. We need volunteers with vans/trucks/SUV's or other vehicles with a large amount of trunk space for delivering food. You are free to remain in your vehicle the whole time for a contactless delivery. The typical delivery times for the apartment buildings are 10:30AM, 11:00AM, 11:30AM, and 12:00PM. *The last two deliveries are done one after the other after loading up 50 bags (25 bags each).

To make sure we have enough time to load and unload vehicles, we need delivery drivers to arrive at the Food Centre at:


Contact Noah Chan, the Community Engagement Coordinator, for any questions or concerns at n.chan@houseofcharity.org

Coronavirus Precautions

If you decide to volunteer on-site, we ask that you bring your own face mask, bandana or other face-covering if you have one and to follow CDC recommendations to avoid the spread of this virus.

  • Bring your own face mask, bandana or other face-covering if you have one.
  • Wash your hands frequently with warm, soapy water for at least 30 seconds.
  • Cover your mouth with tissues whenever you sneeze, and discard used tissues in the trash.
  • Avoid people who are sick with respiratory symptoms.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces.
  • Avoid touching your face with your hands


    • All volunteers in the food shelf must be 9 years and older (contact Noah directly for younger volunteer options)
    • Volunteers younger than 14 years must be accompanied by an adult


For teams with 3 or more youth under the age of 14 years, there must be at least 2 adults. The ratio of youth to adults should be 3:2. For example, 6 youth should be accompanied by 4 adults.

You can find additional policies in the volunteer handbook


1 slot = 1 person. Please make sure if you are planning to bring more than yourself that you sign up as a team, and reserve the number of slots equivalent to your team!


While we welcome you to take photos of your group to remember your experience and share with others, please be mindful not to include any of our residents or community members. Our residents specifically have expressed being uncomfortable around volunteers taking photos.


To ensure we qualify for TEFAP (a federal program ran by The Food Group) we need to make sure that all of our volunteers signify that they have read the information in our volunteer waiver (Labeled "I have read and agree to the volunteer waiver" at the end of the registration process.) These include basics on civil rights.

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About House of Charity


510 S. 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404, US

Mission Statement

To feed those in need, house those experiencing homelessness and empower individuals to achieve independence.


Right from the start, in the early 1950s, House of Charity has been about transforming lives...one person at a time. Our founder, Brother de Paul, responded to the need he saw around him by providing food and shelter to the poor in Minneapolis. Since its beginnings on Nicollet Island, House of Charity has been located at several sites in downtown Minneapolis, and moved to its current location at 510 South 8th Street in 1976. Once a hotel, the building now houses 116 men and women who have experienced homelessness.

One of our primary goals is to help struggling individuals meet their basic human needs of food and shelter while reducing barriers to their long-term self-sufficiency.

We do this by providing:

  • Daily Free Public Meals at our Food Centre
  • Transitional Housing
  • Permanent Supportive Housing
  • Chemical and Mental Health Treatment
  • Public Showers
Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


714 Park Ave,Minneapolis,, MN 55404



  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Delivery


  • Teens


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 9
  • Up to 3 hours
  • SUV/van/truck or any other vehicle with a large amount of trunk space.

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